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Architecture

4.102
Drawing for Architects
Paul Paturzo
Mon, Wed, Jan 7, 9, 14, 16, 23, 28, 30, 06:30-09:30pm, 9-250

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 07-Dec-2007
Limited to 15 participants.
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Prereq: 4.111 (formerly 4.101)
Level: U 3 units Graded P/D/F   

Focuses on drawing from observation and explores a range of non-digital media. Exercises use still life arrangements as well as the human figure, and includes gesture drawing, composition and interior perspective. Charcoal, oil pastel, India ink and acrylic paint used to develop a broad range of drawing techniques that can be applied to design studio work. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Intended for undergraduate Course 4 majors and minors intending to take 4.113 this spring. If there is room, others will be considered. Submit your name, email address, major and minor, and whether you have preregistered for 4.113 to Annette Horne-Williams by December 7.
Contact: Annette Horne-Williams, 7-337, 253-7387, ahwill@mit.edu

4.12A
Integrated Architecture Design Intensive Studio
Angela Watson
Tue-Fri, Jan 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-1, 10am-05:00pm, Studio 5-414

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 20 participants.
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Prereq: 4.111
Level: U 9 units Standard A - F Grading   

Second undergraduate design studio. Design within the context of structures, building technology, visual arts, computation and architectural history through several short design projects. Develop and present design solutions through the use of models, drawings, sketching and 3D computer modeling. Studio format with a combination of lectures and guided work.
What goes into the design of a building? Why do buildings look different from region to region? Who will use this building? Why is drawing not only fun, but important? The class will be exploring these questions through short design exercises.

Meets Tuesday–Thursday 10–12 and 2–5; Friday 12–5
Contact: Renée Caso, 7-337, 253-7792, yammie@mit.edu

4.199
Special Problems in Architectural Design
Taipei International Workshop: Retrofitting Central Xizhi for Livability
Adèle Naudé Santos, Meejin Yoon, Dennis Frenchman
Tue Jan 15 thru Thu Jan 31, 09am-05:00pm, -, Info mtg: 11/14 12:30 3-309

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 17-Nov-2007
Limited to 12 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: Permission of instructor Open to MArch level 2 & 3, SMArchS & DUSP MCP or PhD w/desig
Level: H 6 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Supplementary work on individual or group basis. Registration subject to prior arrangement for subject matter and supervision by staff.
During the bubble economy of the 60s and 70s, Xizhi, a satellite city to Taipei, was densely over built. The uncontrolled growth resulted in an environment lacking in the qualities that define urban ‘livability.’ Minimal public facilities or open space and chaotic roadways severing the urban fabric resulted in a pedestrian unfriendly environment. The central area, housing 40,000 people in an area of 4 km X 2 km, will be the focus of the workshop. The purpose is to make Xizhi a livable and physically reconnected environment employing both temporal and permanent strategies. The challenge is to “retrofit” this area, inserting spaces and functions into the existing urban fabric without massive clearing.
Students submit a 1-page statement of interest and abbrevieated portfolio featuring one or two design projects. May also register under 11.957.
Web: http://sap.mit.edu/people/students/iap/
Contact: Peggy Cain, 7-231, 253-0241, peggym@MIT.EDU

4.280
Undergraduate Architecture Internship
J. Fernandez
Mon-Fri, Jan 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-1, 09am-05:00pm, Boston area firms

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 08-Nov-2007
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Prereq: 4.125
Level: U 6 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Work in an architect's office to gain experience, improve skills, and see the inner workings of an everyday architectural practice. Internships in all sizes of firms and in public and nonprofit agencies. Internships require full-time work for the entire IAP.
From January 7 to February 1, students will work with a firm in the Boston area. Organized by the Department of Architecture, this program is open to all students in the department who have completed the prerequisite classes (U: 4.125 or 4.114) .
Submit resume and design sheet to Prof. Fernandez by November 8.
Contact: John Fernandez, 5-418, 253-5366, fernande@mit.edu

4.287
Graduate Architecture Internship
J. Fernandez
Mon-Fri, Jan 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-1, 09am-05:00pm, Boston area firms

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 08-Nov-2007
No listeners
Prereq: 4.123
Level: G 6 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Work in an architect's office to gain experience, improve skills, and see the inner workings of an everyday architectural practice. Internships in all sizes of firms and in public and nonprofit agencies. Internships require full-time work for the entire IAP.
From January 7 to February 1, students will work with a firm in the Boston area. Organized by the Department of Architecture, this program is open to all students in the department who have completed the prerequisite classes (G: 4.123) .
Submit resume and design sheet to Prof. Fernandez by November 8.
Contact: John Fernandez, 5-418, x3-5266, fernande@mit.edu


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